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SPIN-OFF, SKEIN, & FIBER ARTS COMPETITIONS

SPIN-OFF COMPETITION:
The Suri Network is excited to have AOA certified Spin- Off Judge Karen Champion judging our Spin-Off Competition. Karen is a talented hand-spinner and fiber artist and owns her own store for the fiber arts in Englewood, Colorado. As an alpaca owner she understands how important it is to have feedback on your Spin-Off sample. To find out more about the value of entering your fleece samples for the Spinoff competition please click HERE.

From the AOA Show System Handbook, "The Handcrafter's Spin-Off competition is an opportunity for the exhibitor to enter a sample of fleece which is evaluated on criteria relevant to the production of finished goods, rules generally follow the rules for Fleece Shows according to breed, age divisions, Color Groups, and class size. There must be a minimum of three individual breeders or farms with a minimum of 25 total entries."

Spin-Off entries from fleeces shorn after January 1st of 2020 are eligible to compete.

Please read pages 65 through page 67 of the AOA Show System Handbook for additional information

Spin-Off samples must be mailed to:

Suri Network Fleece Show
c/o Dawn Browning
703 Fort Hill Road
Maysville, KY 41056

WHAT CAN ONE LEARN BY ENTERING A SPIN-OFF COMPETITION? Master Spinner Donna Rudd shares her experience HERE.

Important Spin-Off Dates:

March 15, 2021: Fleece show sponsorships are available

April 1, 2021: Show registration begins Spin-Off

May 31, 2021: Spin-Off registration closes

June 5, 2021: Spin-Off entries must be received

SPIN-OFF SHOW FEES:

Spin-Off Entries: $30 each

AOA Fleece Show Membership Fee: $60
AOA Show Fee for non AOA members:
$80

Spin-Off Return Postage: $10.00 for first entry and $4.00 for each additional

REGISTER FOR SPIN-OFF  COMPETITION HERE

SKEIN COMPETITION:
The skein competition is also being judged by Karen Champion. Skeins can be either handspun or commercial spun. The purpose of the competition is to showcase the skills of either the hand-spinner or the fiber mill in converting Suri fiber into yarn. Skeins must be 50% Suri. You DO NOT need to be an AOA Show System member to compete in Skein Competitions.
The 2021 AOA Show System Handbook details the requirements for the Skein Competition  on pages 72 through 75.

This year we are going to hold the Skein and Fiber Arts competitions after the Suri Network Fleece Show. This will allow competitors to submit their entries in both the AOA National Fleece Show as well as the Suri Network Fleece Show.

SKEIN ENTRIES MUST BE MAILED TO:

Suri Network Fleece Show
c/o New Era Fiber
698 Wallace Rd.
Gallatin, TN 37066

REGISTER FOR SKEIN COMPETITIONS HERE

Important Skein Competition Dates:

March 15, 2021: Fleece show sponsorships are available

April 1, 2021: Show registration begins for fleece, Spin-Off, skein and fiber arts competitions

July 1, 2021:  Skein registration closes

July 1, 2021: Refunds no longer given

July 10, 2021: Skein entries must be received.

SKEIN COMPETITION FEES:

Skeins: $20 per entry
Skein return postage:
$12 for first entry and $6 for each additional

After registering for the show, you need to fill out the Fiber Arts and Skeins Form and include that with your mailed entry.

For the Fiber Arts and Skeins Entry Form
CLICK HERE

FIBER ARTS:
Karen Champion is also judging our Fiber Arts competition.  You DO NOT have to be a Suri owner to submit an entry in our Fiber Arts competition. Suri Owners please consider donating materials to a Fiber Artist so that they may enter the competition, or consider sponsoring an artist by paying some percentage of their entry fee.  You DO NOT need to be an AOA Show System member to compete in Fiber Arts Competitions.
For details and rules about this competition, please read pages 75 and 76 of the 2021 AOA Show System Handbook

This year we are going to hold the Skein and Fiber Arts competitions after the Suri Network Fleece Show. This will allow competitors to submit their entries in both the AOA National Fleece Show as well as the Suri Network Fleece Show.

FIBER ARTS entries must be mailed to:

Suri Network Fleece Show
c/o New Era Fiber
698 Wallace Rd.
Gallatin, TN 37066

After registering for the show, you need to fill out the Fiber Arts and Skeins Form and include that with your mailed entry.

For the Fiber Arts and Skeins Entry Form
CLICK HERE

Important Fiber Arts Dates:

March 15, 2021: Fleece show sponsorships are available

April 1, 2021: Show registration begins for  Fiber Arts competitions

July 1, 2021:  Fiber Arts registration closes

July 1, 2021: Refunds no longer given

July 10, 2021: Fiber Arts must be received

FIBER ARTS SHOW FEES:

Fiber Arts: $20 per entry
Fiber Arts return postage:
$12 for first entry and $6 for each additional

REGISTER FOR FIBER ARTS COMPETITIONS HERE



Suri Network
Phone: (970) 586-5876
Fax: (970) 591-0007

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Estes Park, Colorado
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